Famous People Born in December 1888

  • Dec 3 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
  • Dec 4 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
  • Dec 5 Askell Snorrason, composer
  • Dec 6 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
  • Dec 7 Hamilton Fish, US congress leader/isolationist
  • Dec 7 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)
  • Dec 7 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
  • Dec 8 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
  • Dec 8 Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan & his Mate)
  • Dec 8 Vesey D'Davoren, character actor
  • Dec 15 Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician
  • Dec 15 Maxwell Anderson, US, dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor)
  • Dec 16 Alphonse Juin, French marshal
  • Dec 17 King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
  • Dec 18 Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
  • Dec 19 Fritz Reiner, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 20 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
  • Dec 22 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Wolf, writer
  • Dec 27 Tito Schipa, tenor/composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Dec 27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (d. 1954)
  • Dec 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
  • Dec 29 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal